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Jones Point Lighthouse, Alexandria

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Jones Point is a geographic point on the Potomac River which is part of the city of Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The Jones Point lighthouse and a small park are located at the point, which is immediately North of the confluence of Hunting Creek and the Potomac River. The 1791-1792 survey of the boundaries of the District of Columbia began at a spot that was then at the tip of a cape at the Point. The south cornerstone from the boundary survey remains in a seawall several yards south of the lighthouse.The Woodrow Wilson Bridge crosses the point, most of which is under the protection of the National Park Service. Due to landfill over the years, Jones Point is the site of the only land boundary between Virginia and the District of Columbia.Jones Point underwent a major renovation that was completed in 2012. The newly renovated park highlights many of its historical aspects through small National Park Service placards that appear along the walking and biking trails. The renovations feature ample parking lots, basketball court, playground, concession stand, restrooms, new walking and bike paths, small fishing/sightseeing piers, and easy access to the Jones Point lighthouse.
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  • Great park with access to the river and easy access to local bike trails including a bike route to National Harbor. Fishing is possible if you have a license.  more »
  • The lighthouse, the park, the undeveloped waterfront, the relics of a shipyard long since gone, a repurposed early Ford assembly line building. Food for your imagination, a great place to explore and ...  more »
  • If you like lighthouses these is definitely a neat one to check out. You can not go inside but can walk around and see the grounds. It's a very short walk from the parking lot and the views of the Pot...  more »
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  • Coolest history ever. Saw a documentary about the Masonic masons in Washington DC and George Washington. How Washington DC was established and how it started exactly at this point. I recommend this place for everyone and their children. Bring your dog, bring your family and bring a camera.
  • Quiet escape in the middle of the city. A beautiful area with some interesting history! You can clearly see the south point of the DC, VA, MD border here.
  • Nice pice of history. You can stan on the old boundaries of 2 states (VA MD) and the District of Columbia at the same time. The part is nice and quite. It is a good place to go for a walk or run.
  • Nice place. Peaceful not alot of people know about it.
  • Peaceful park and place to get away. Filled with plenty of history and makers. The lighthouse and original boundary stone add a nice touch.